Saturday, January 12, 2013

A tale of 3 sisters, part 1

My sister—and biggest supporter of my funkiness—asked me to make three magnetic altered clipboards for her sisters-in-law for Christmas.  I have met and become friends with two who are super nice gals, but I haven’t had opportunity to meet the third sister other than a quick nice-to-meet-you at their dad’s funeral {miss you, Mac}.

Knowing the first two ladies helped when it came to making theirs.  One is a quilter, the other adores her cute little dog, plus it helped to have pics.  For the third sister, however, the only thing I had to go by was the fact that she had a pug named Haley.  The rest was flying by the seat of my pants.

The technique I used was found here.  It’s really easy and gives a neat transparent quality to the image.  I just used an enlarged silhouette of a pug.  I also reduced the same silhouette down considerably for the glass magnets.

Sue's 2

The magnetic section is recycled scrap from our heating/cooling business covered with scrapbook paper.

Sue's 4

For the ‘dog’ tag I used the letter from an old typewriter key.  (The keys were too dirty to use, so I opened them up to at least salvage the letters and symbols.)  I attached a beat up old jingle bell.  {Like my beautiful fingers reflecting in the picture?! Winking smile}

Sue's 5

Since I upcycle clipboards found at thrift stores, sometimes the backs have ‘graffiti’, thus the necessity of covering them up as well.

There you have it.  It was fun doing this and I was happy to hear her SIL was pleased with her gift.

Be blessed today!


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